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Power line sparks worries

December 14, 2013

SHERBURN — A proposed 345-kV electric transmission line route has the city of Sherburn concerned about the town’s well-being and livelihood....

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Jeremy

Dec-14-13 3:45 AM

The proposed voltage of 345 kV, in addition to the current 161 kV, results in 506 kV of electricity flowing too close to comfort for the health and safety of my students and staff," wrote Martin County West Superintendent Allison Schmidt.

A course in basic electronics is in order.

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HMcallister

Dec-14-13 4:24 AM

Jeremy - please explain why "A course in basic electronics is in order."

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Jeremy

Dec-14-13 5:04 AM

To use a very very simple analogy, if you've got a 240VAC cord running right next to a 120VAC cord, and just say you've got a meter that is detecting 240VAC on the one cord and 120VAC on the other cord when they're separated. Put the 2 cords together and you won't be detecting 360VAC.

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Jeremy

Dec-14-13 5:07 AM

The only thing this affects is the over-sized loose fitting tin foil hats some people are wearing these days.

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